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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Behind a simple facade lies the secrets to Japanese life style. The service, the tatami rooms, the traditional wooden bath all makes this place the best ryokan in Kyoto. We were also vert impressed with the dining hall which gives you the impression that it floats over the garden. Stay here if you can get a reservation!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just come from the Ritz Carlton Kyoto (the BEST in town hotel in Kyoto) with its modern luxuries and outstanding service I was having regrets booking a ryokan for our second night. However staying in a ryokan is a must do experience when in Japan, the Hiiragiya staff were very courteous and welcoming despite English not being widely spoken.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique experience of Japanese ryokan, truly as if we've come home. Ayumi san has taken good care of us in every aspect. The smile always on her face was nice and warm. She patiently showed us some other rooms when we asked if we could take a look at the views. Even though sometimes she didn't know how to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Ryokan is so charming. Old japanese style, renovated rooms or older ones, but with a clear view of maintaining the old traditions. We stayed 2 nights and had 2 different rooms - one in the older part and one renewed. Both were just fantastic. The hot water tubs are nice, sleeping on the Tatami mats a nice experience as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience was unique, the food the service everything. The most relaxing hotel we have ever stayed in, but also the most expencive , ) A once in a lifetime thing ! The food was beautiful though some of it was a little bit exotic for my taste, but a must try. Also take time to enjoy the ,,spa" in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the beautiful garden and decor, to the attentive and dedicated staff, charming owner and sumptuous meals, Hiragiya is a wonderful compliment to the Kyoto experience. There's so much to learn and see in Kyoto, the peaceful and traditional Japanese setting of the Hiragiya is the perfect place to take it all in and make Kansai part of yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite simply incredible. The interior was stunningly contemplative, the service impeccable and the food superb down to the last pickle. Get the kaiseki in your room. Next year this ryokan turns 200, and although it is very expensive, it is a once in a lifetime experience I would recommend to anyone who ever visits Japan. It entirely changed my idea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can shell out the money, I believe a ryokan experience in general is absolutely worth it in Kyoto, and I cannot imagine a better place to do it than Hiiragiya. I have never before experienced the level of service and hospitality they offer. The staff and owners were so unbelievably welcoming, they made me feel that I must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Two nights at Hiiragiya was unique, memorable, and very enjoyable. Felt like a bit of old Japan. Wearing the traditional robes and eating in our room was relaxing, as was the hot bath in the old cedar tub. The staff was outstanding, in particular the young woman assigned to our room for the entire stay. She served both breakfasts and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Wonderful experience -- service and friendliness of staff was impeccable. The food was fresh, beautifully presented and a wonderful example of Japanese cuisine. We stayed in the original part of the Ryokan ( 200 years old) -- the garden on our corner was magnificent. -- this is not a modern flashy hotel, so don't expect it to be, this is... More 

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Address: 277 Nakahakusancho, Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $583 - $1,633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hiiragiya 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Hiiragiya Hotel Kyoto
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kyoto
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